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for those who want to see same-sex marriage become the law of the land. meanwhile, in egypt, they are just trying to get a functioning government off the ground. we'll go live to cairo where along with tear gas the words in the air today are martial law. >>> first, though, some developing news from south africa where nelson mandela is in the hospital right now. the former president is undergoing medical tests. that's according to the government. these tests have been planned for some time, we're told. they are consistent with his age. he is 94 years old. a family friend not saying how long mandela will be hospital iced, but a government spokesman insists there's, quote, no cause for alarm. mandela spent some time in the hospital earlier this year. he had stomach surgery. he became a bona fide world icon after spending some 27 years in prison for fighting against apartheid. in 1994, he became president of the country where he had been imprisoned. >>> to the fiscal cliff now. the clock continues to tick away. lawmakers now have just 24 days left to make a deal and avoid that combination of b
the writing of law. that's the concern that those people have. under mubarak it was a secular nation, and now it's not. >> so if you are one of egypt's neighbors and you look and see what's going on inside, are you worried? are you concerned here? does it look like an arab spring that would actually spill over to the region, or is this something that egypt has to hand on its own and it will sort out? >> the latter. it's going to be the latter wrrn other nations aren't worried. the west is probably looking at how egypt is going in terms of the constitution, and a bit worried about the new egypt they will be dealing with when it comes to international relations. my sense is here a lot of people have sort of written off the muslim brotherhood in other countries as well at veers times. invariably, they've been wrong. these guys are organized and they have strong support, and, unfortunately, the guys on the street said not so organized, not as much support, and there's the cairo factor. it's want the same outside of cairo. >> thanks. appreciate it. >> i want to bring in our barbara star. she's at
did may well have broken the law. on the other hand they've apologized for it. so we're going to have a long and careful think about what if anything, we do. >> reporter: the station said it was the easier prank call it had ever made. >> when is a good time to come and visit her? because i'm the queen, so i need to get down there. >> i would suggest anytime after 9:00 would be suitable. >> reporter: easy for a nurse, what she's supposed to do when someone calls up saying it's the queen, ask for proof. what started as a story here about a difficult beginning to a pregnancy became more than that. it became one of a patient confidentiality and about humor, and about bad accents. >> thank you, mark phillips. >>> in egypt this morning army tanks are protecting the presidential pappaslace as the president prepares to speak to the nation tonight. at least five people killed overnight and hundreds wounded as opponents fought out the palace gates. more demonstrations are planned today in cairo. holly williams is there. holly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning,
of marijuana, by adults, is legal. the new law was approved by voters last month, and took effect at midnight. in seattle, about 100 people marked the occasion by smoking joints beneath the city's iconic space needle. technically, doing that in public remains against the law. marijuana is still illegal under federal law. but the justice department has not said if it will try to block the washington state law or a similar statute in colorado. same-sex marriage also became legal in washington state today, and in maryland. gay and lesbian couples in both states began picking up marriage licenses. those in washington state have to wait three days to be married. same-sex weddings in maryland will begin on january first. maine will legalize the practice on december 29. the three states are the first to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. in economic news, new jobless claims fell sharply last week, after a temporary spike in the wake of hurricane sandy. and on wall street, stocks managed modest gains today. the dow jones industrial average added 39 points to close at 1,374. the nasdaq rose 15
that they want everybody to know that pot is still an illegal substance under federal law in colorado and washington and said that the justice department -- remember, i asked this question of jay carney at the briefing. i still got some grief last night or ribbing from my fellow journalists at the white house. about the fact that i was the one who asked the pot question. >> of course. >> bill: i admitted i'm a former pothead. >> hey, once a pothead always a pothead, buddy. there is no former pothead. >> bill: all right i'm a pothead. the justice department said they're still obliged to enforce federal law. i'll give that a great big capital b capital s. every police department, they decide what laws they enforce and what laws they don't. what are you going to spend money on? what are you going to spend time on? they should not spend time on pot -- chasing pot users in colorado or washington. the people have spoken. >> the voters agree with you. they've had their say. >> bill: all right. by the way president obama who
. the united states supreme court said yesterday it'll hear two cases challenging laws that define marriage as only between a man and a woman. one of them is california's ban on same sex marriage, proposition eight which voters approved in 2008. lower courts ruled that the proposition was not congress constitutional. the other case is from new york, it challenges the defense of marriage act that requires the government to deny federal benefits to legally married gay couples. it was passed in 1996 and signed by president clinton. reaction in san francisco's castro district included a range of emotions. yesterday's decision means same sex couples in california must put marriage plans on hold. they could have started marrying pleadly if the court denied review. activists say they feel some momentum from the november elections. >> three states legalized same sex marriage just a month ago. the tide is shifting. >> i want it to be tackled. i want to get married and i want to be married in any state. >> many people say they are happy the court will address the issue but they say they understand
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